Freelance Translator Day in Russia — May 14th

It appears that today is a holiday for freelance translators in Russia. Nobody really knows why exactly on May 14th. But one great Russian writer said (Russian translation: Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone) Умом Россию не понять. The name of the writer is Tyutchev (Russian last name) Fyodor (Russian man's first name) Ivanovich (Patronymic).

Origin of the word "freelancer": Freelancer, or a freelance worker is a person who works without a long-term contracts. This term was first used by Sir Walter Scott in 19th century in his famous "Ivanhoe."

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